Since my last post, we’ve had more snow:
Plus fog and freezing rain. Notice how the icicles hanging from my front porch frame the top of the picture. The little mounds in the snow were last year’s pumpkin hills.
Then, the temps took a nose-dive and the gusty wind picked up, freezing everything in its tracks, making walking and chores treacherous!
The precarious path t0 the fat porkers:
Speaking of the fat porkers …
The only good thing about the frozen ground is that I can maneuver myself better around them than when I am mucking through mud. They can really get the best of me in the mud. Mud + pigs + Marla = cursing.
Inside their barn, one visits with Bert through the fence.Are you wondering about the piglets? Ten have survived. There is still one runt’s survival I am not sure about. They are staying warm in their heated farrowing barn with heat lamps, too.
Not only are the piglets nice and warm, Mama Bernice has the benefit of a handy automatic waterer, made possible by the heated barn. Lactating sows need access to lots of water. She’s a good girl and likes her apple treats. She is not like some sows that get grouchy. Thank you, Bernice!There is more good news to share. I will be posting soon an update on the goats … and just look at the 10-day forecast!!I will tolerate the mud for sunshine and 60 degrees!